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3.7 Open access publishing

Researchers need to comply with the MRC’s open access policy.

Applicants should not include any costing for access publishing charges (APCs) or other types of publication in respect of peer reviewed research articles (including review articles not commissioned by publishers) and conference proceedings that acknowledge funding from the MRC.

The charges for APCs and other publication charges for all research papers resulting from work funded by the MRC (or one of the other research councils) that relate to grants with a start date of 1 April 2013 or beyond are supported through block grants to UK HEIs, approved independent research organisations and research council institutes. A RO can then access these funds to pay for APCs for any article resulting from research council funding.

Last updated: 17 August 2021

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